|Rotel Launches Two New power Conditioners & 1080p DVD Player|
|Home Theater News AC Power News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Wednesday, 19 April 2006|
Rotel Electronics, a high-end manufacturer of components for music and home-theater audio-video systems, has introduced two new power conditioners, the RLC-1080 and the RLC-1040.
In a co-project with APC (American Power Conversion), Rotel has developed a solution with which its customers can protect and maximize their systems with a choice of two new high-end line conditioners that match the look and feel of their other components.
Both models provide complete system protection against spikes, brownouts, overvoltages, and RFI noise. In addition, the RLC-1080 can serve as a continuous backup power supply with the addition of extra battery modules.
Many power conditioners deal only with the electrical supply. But it’s not just the power supply connections to your A/V components that need protecting—it’s very common for surges and spikes to enter a system over coaxial, telephone, or Ethernet lines. Rotel’s low-insertion-loss protection jacks provide complete protection at all of these entry points. Three pairs of coax jacks are included to protect CATV, satellite, and antenna lines. The RLC-1080 also includes a low-insertion-loss splitter to facilitate splitting a coax line to both a CATV box and a cable modem, for those who have broadband service provided by their cable TV provider.
The RLC-1080 is designed to protect very-high-performance home entertainment systems. It will ensure uninterrupted power, to make any electronics system perform flawlessly. In the event of a complete power outage, or extremely deep power sag or over-voltage situation, the RLC-1080 power conditioner with internal battery backup will instantaneously provide pure-sinewave power from its internal batteries for up to 7.5 minutes with a full load, and for up to 24 minutes with a half load. That’s plenty of time to shut down the entertainment system.
In addition to the RLC-1080’s built-in emergency batteries, this model comes with the option of adding external batteries to extend the system’s working time to a full 70 minutes at full load or 140 minutes at half load. With this option, you could continue watching most movies to the end, even if the power didn’t come back on in time. Retail price for this model is listed at $1,599.
The RLC-1040 is identical to the RLC-1080, with all of the same critical power conditioning, filtering, custom features, and audible and visual warnings, but does not include internal or external battery backup. Retail price for this model is listed at $499.
RDV-1092 DVD Player
The RDV-1092 provides all the disc-reading flexibility you could want: DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, and even recordable discs, such as DVD-R and DVD-RW. SVCD and JPEG photo discs aren’t left out, nor are conventional music CDs or CD-R/RW discs—even those encoded with MP3 and WMA music files.
Any audio/video product’s performance begins with its power supply, and the RDV-1092 has been given special attention in this regard. A switching power supply with an advanced pulse circuit and individually regulated supply stages generate optimal voltages. Critical audio and video D/A converters are all wideband designs. Features include variable and slow search, 6-step Zoom Play, Strobe Play, and Resume functions. Plus, you’ll find optical and coaxial digital audio outputs for easy connection to any system. For more advanced installations the RDV-1092 also features an RS-232 interface and discrete IR commands.
The RDV-1092’s video outputs include HDMI, composite, S-, and component video. Adaptive Geometrical Chroma Mapping reduces unwanted picture artifacts, while Digital Direct Progressive Scan (NTSC and PAL) lets you watch the best picture your monitor is capable of producing. Retail price is listed at $1,499.